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Charles J. Lorenz

April 24, 1934 June 25, 2016
Charles J. Lorenz
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Charles J. Lorenz, 82, of Pottsville, passed away Saturday evening in
Schuylkill Medical Center South Jackson, Pottsville.

Born on April 24, 1934, he was the son of the late Veronica (Walcott) and Joseph Lorenz.

He was a 1952 graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School and a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Pottsville.

Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard and also, the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Verdun, France.

He was a shipping supervisor at Lehigh Valley Dairy for 36 years, retiring in 1995.

Charles was very involved in the community and a member of Pottsville AmVets Post 180, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, American Legion Post 38 Schuylkill Haven, the former Pottsville Club, and was a former Board member of St. Joseph's Center for Special Learning.

He was an avid golfer, a devoted Notre Dame fan and enjoyed playing baseball as a young man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Joseph and John Lorenz; sisters: Mary Albertson, Anna Shamis, Margaret Ollivierre; and niece, Eleanor Shamis Sabados.

Charles is survived by his wife, Frances C. (Bartholomew) Lorenz to whom he was married 50 years on October 11, 2014; nephews: John Lorenz, husband of Patricia; Robert Lorenz, husband of Alexis; and great nephew, Stephen Sabados.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the
Baptist Church, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with the Rev. David J. Loeper officiating.

A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the procession will leave for church.

Interment with military honors will follow in St. John No. 2 Cemetery, Pottsville.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com

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